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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Big_MIKEY, Nov 27, 2001.

  1. Big_MIKEY


    Nov 27, 2001
    somethins broken with my bass the amp jack on the guitar was looze and was fading the sound of and on so i opend it up tightend the bolt and now it doesnt work at all so i dunno what f'n wire i moved or whatever so help me out if you can ive got nothin to do now
  2. PJR


    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    It's possible you 'shorted' the connection when you put it back.......

    need more details please....

  3. Big_MIKEY


    Nov 27, 2001
    alright well i finished playing, so i was pulling the cord out of the jack it i notcied the jack was really loose and was moving around, i turned the amp back on and played alittle mre. the sound started to fade in and out so i unscrewed the panel thing on the back off the bass, saw that the bolt holding the jack had almost fell off so i tighted it screwed the panel back and and no sound its not the amp i checked on a freinds any way i can give you specific wire names or whatever? i looked and there arent any dsevered wires or anything doesnt look like anythings wrong but i dunno
  4. PJR


    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    Only a guess.....but...

    you probably severed a solder connection ....

  5. Big_MIKEY


    Nov 27, 2001
    yea a solder....yes......so uh ya know how could i fix that any way i could do it myself
  6. Big_MIKEY


    Nov 27, 2001
    i found somethin a white wire looks disconnected from somwere its short, and comes out of the red wire the connects to the clothe covered wire by the jack. thats pretty much the best details i can give
  7. What kind of bass is it?
  8. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    If the silver outer wires are touching the colored inner wires then its a short circuit. you just need to seperate them carefully and then screw the input jack cover back on. If one is disconnected, carefully solder it back. this requires a soldering iron and solder. if you have no idea what solder is, take is to a guitar store and have one of the stoners who works there fix it :D
  9. KeithPas

    KeithPas Supporting Member

    May 16, 2000
    Open up the control cavity and plug your cord into the bass. If you look in the cavity while the cord is plugged in you should see the metal pin at the end of the cord making contact with a metal strip on the input jack. If the end of the cord is not making contact try taking the cord out and carefully bending the metal strip in the direction of the cord so it will make contact when you plug it back in. Also I'm not sure if you mentioned if it was an active bass, if it is try checking the battery before you do anything.
  10. Big_MIKEY


    Nov 27, 2001
    alright thanks to all of you for your help
  11. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    And dont yank the chord from the amp anymore! That gets expensive!
  12. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    this would be more appropriate in setup - you'll probably get a few more responses there. i'll move it presently.

    good luck

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